Earn Your Master of Public Health Online from Tufts School of Medicine

Specialize in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. No GRE Required.

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The CEPH-accredited online Master of Public Health (MPH) program from Tufts University School of Medicine empowers you to advance health equity by collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data. Featuring a required concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the program is designed for data-driven professionals passionate about making communities healthier.

Why Choose Tufts’ Online MPH?

At Tufts School of Medicine, we are committed to providing a personalized learning experience with opportunities to share new ideas and think critically about public health issues—particularly through the lens of using research and analysis to create meaningful, data-backed change.

As a Tufts MPH student, you will:

Learn in a collaborative online environment in live, seminar-style classes with faculty and peers located across the country who share your motivation to improve population health.

Explore ways to address health disparities in your community, such as inequitable access to information and services.

Benefit from our accessible faculty’s experience as engineers, nutritionists, health administrators, physicians, nurses, dentists, lawyers, business professionals, social workers, epidemiologists, writers, and scientists.

Online MPH Curriculum

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The MPH program’s focus on epidemiology and biostatistics positions you for a career designing studies and analyzing data to help inform the development of public health programs and research. You will graduate from the online MPH program knowing how to:

  • Apply epidemiologic and biostatistical methodology to public health policy and practice.
  • Assess health disparities and understand the complex factors that contribute to these inequities.
  • Analyze quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods data and interpret the results.
  • Construct data collection surveys and use statistical software to manage data.

You can complete the program in as few as 20 months if attending full time and as few as 32 months attending part time.

Courses for the Analytical Health Advocate

The 42-credit curriculum includes courses in public health programming, advocacy, data and systems assessment, organizational management, epidemiology, biostatistics, survey research methods, evaluation, and programming using analytic software packages (e.g., SAS, R, or Stata).

See a complete list of courses.

Use Data to Improve Public Health with Tufts

Learn more about how Tufts’ online MPH program can help you make a
measurable difference in the lives of people in your community.

Applied Learning in Your Community

You will start making a meaningful impact on the health of your community—even before you graduate—by completing an Applied Learning Experience (ALE). In the ALE, you will complete 160 practicum hours working with a preceptor at an outside agency to address an existing public health challenge.

Tufts’ public health faculty may be able to help connect you with potential ALE preceptors and agencies. Many professors collaborate with local and state health departments as well as national and global organizations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The ALE enables you to serve your community and gain real experience you can apply at work and add to your resume.

Pursue a Career in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Tufts’ online Master of Public Health program helps you build the analytical skills and real-world experience needed by public health professionals and employers.


of our 2018 on-campus MPH graduates who reported outcomes were employed or continued their education within one year of graduation.1

The built-in concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics prepares you for careers investigating patterns and causes of disease, designing studies, and applying statistical techniques to collect and interpret public health data.

Find Data-Driven Solutions to Public Health Challenges

Take the next step toward using data and statistical analysis to affect public health outcomes on local, national, and global scales. Request more information about Tufts’ online MPH program today.

1 Based on class of 2018 graduates from Tufts University School of Medicine’s on-campus MPH program who reported outcomes via survey or promoted their profession on LinkedIn. Return to footnote reference